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We are WNC: Maxine Wilkerson on service

We are WNC is a new multimedia feature from Carolina Public Press profiling interesting mountain residents. Saluda resident and pastor Maxine Wilkerson, 64, has lived in the small Polk County town for more than 25 years. Here, she talks about her service to her church and family and her devotion to the place she calls home.